How to delete messages

Android
iPhone
KaiOS
Web and Desktop
Windows
You can delete messages just for yourself or request that messages be deleted for everyone.
Delete messages for everyone
Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you've sent to an individual or group chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or the message you sent contains a mistake.
Messages that are successfully deleted for everyone will be replaced with:
You deleted this message
To delete messages for everyone:
  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat with the message you want to delete.
  2. Right click on the message.
  3. Click Delete > Delete for everyone.
Note:
  • In order for messages to be successfully deleted for everyone, you and the recipients must be using the latest version of WhatsApp.
  • Recipients using WhatsApp for iOS may still have media you sent saved to their Photos, even after the message is deleted from the WhatsApp chat.
  • Recipients might see your message before it's deleted or if deletion wasn’t successful.
  • You won’t be notified if deleting for everyone wasn’t successful.
  • You only have about an hour after you've sent a message to request to Delete for Everyone.
Delete messages for yourself
You can delete your copy of messages you've sent or received. This has no impact on your recipients' chats. Your recipients will still see the messages in their chat screen.
  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat with the message you want to delete.
  2. Right click the message.
  3. Click Delete for me.
Related resources:
How to delete messages: Android | iPhone | KaiOS
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